How To: Hassle-Free Shirt Folding in Seconds with This DIY Clothes Folder

Hassle-Free Shirt Folding in Seconds with This DIY Clothes Folder

Isn't laundry day the worst? You have to pack all your dirty, stinky clothes into a laundry bin. Then, you have to lug the often-times heavy bin all the way to wherever it is you have to do clothes. If you have a big family, like I do, then you might even have more than one bin.

Then once you actually wash and dry all of your clothes (which takes FOREVER), you still have to lug the bin(s) all they way back to your home and put them away. The last thing you want to do is fold all your freshly washed clothes. It's a pain, and it takes forever.

Well, I'm here to help you make folding easier. Here is how to build a hassle-free clothes folder on the cheap.


  • Thick poster board
  • Four hinges
  • Brass fasteners
  • Razor blade
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Step 1: Ready Poster Board

Place your poster board on a large, flat surface. The poster board you choose should be thicker than normal. At the store I went to, I found a foam backed board for cheap.

Step 2: Divide Board into Six Sections

Grab your ruler and your pencil and evenly divide the board into six separate sections.

Step 3: Cut

Using your razor blade, cut along the lines you marked in the previous step.

Step 4: Separate the Cut Pieces of Poster Board

Separate the poster board into the cut pieces. You only need five, so feel free to do whatever with the sixth piece.

Step 5: Place Hinges

Take your four hinges (I found some old ones in my toolbox—any size or shape will do) and place them on one of the cut squares, the one that will be placed in the middle of all four sides. Mark the holes with your pencil.

Step 6: Place Brass Fasteners

Place a brass fastener through each of the holes of the hinge and push through the poster board. Flip the piece of board over and flatten the ends of the fasteners.

Step 7: Repeat

Repeat on all four sides.

Step 8: Position the Other Poster Board Pieces

Grab the other four pieces of poster board and place them around the center board, under the the other side of each hinge. Place brass fasteners through each of the remaining holes, just like before.

Step 9: Place Laundry on Folder

Your hassle-free folder is now complete! To fold laundry, simply place it centered on top of the device.

Step 10: Fold Left Side

Fold the left side of the device over.

Step 11: Fold Right Side

Fold the right side of the device over.

Step 12: Fold Bottom

Fold the bottom of the device up.

Step 13: Fold the Top

Fold the top of the device down.

Your laundry is now perfectly folded!

Can you think of a better way to fold laundry easily? How else would you use this device? Sound off in the comments below!

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I would use this device just to see how far it could fly off of the edge of a cliff or a bridge. That's about all it's good for considering the laundry isn't near "perfectly folded", and I would expect nothing less than perfectly folded laundry after going through the trouble getting the materials to make it and then wasting time making it. Besides, who doesn't hang their shirts on hangars anyway?

well I have a cousin who is OCD about folding straight lines, i made her look this up and she found it very helpful and is gonna try to make it. You give very good directions about how to make things. Thanks for your ideas.

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